Monday, 31 December 2012

Adieu 2012

It’s that time of the year where people around the world are making resolutions, spending time with family and partying like there is no tomorrow. I am no different except for the partying bit.2012 has been a remarkable year for me with lots of hits and misses. The biggest hit being a mom to the most beautiful girl in the universe. This bundle of joy has made my life complete.  It was a year of rejuvenation, be it health and fitness or career. It has also been a year of realizing that I have become bitter inside about certain relationships, which I shouldn’t.  I am grateful for all the gifts that I have, be it lovely parents, a loving husband, an amazing sister, lovely friends and co-workers. Thank you God for all this and more.  I will miss you 2012
This poem was sent to me on women’s day and so at the dawn of 2013 I aspire to be this person,  I want to be her  ,”pulled for the long haul”
 Mum and Dad were watching TV when Mum said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed."
She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the excursion and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her bag.
 Mum then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night Solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.
Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed." "I'm on my way," she said. She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on.
She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and radios, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.
Wonder why women live longer...?
'CAUSE THEY ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL....... and they can't die sooner, they still have things to do!!!!

I surely have lots to do and still look super hot. 2013  will be the year so wishing all out there a Happy and Prosperous 2013

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Back to Blogging and Sharing my Wins

It’s been a while since I blogged  so this post is a recap of all the happenings  from the last time I blogged about quitting Body Revolution. First was the vacation, we were spending the time at my hubby dearest’s parents’ home. It’s this quaint town up north of the country, the beautiful valley, Dehradun. The vacation itself was good with some amazing sightseeing.
 Now about the fitness regime, I had planned to add an assortment of exercises, but none of that happened.  The good part was that I ate well, had a lot of exercise doing house chores which included climbing stairs innumerable times with princess in tow. The results of that was an amazing loss of 10lbs and reaching my halfway mark of weight loss journey. Also lots of inch loss which meant fitting it quite a bit of my pre-pregnancy clothes. There were trousers that I couldn’t get past my thigh, which I slid into easily and buttoned up with no bulges.
After the vacation I wanted to get back to my workouts, but life and laziness got in-between. Eventually I was back on track, which included running and starting my second round of Body Revolution.  I have developed a love for running which I am surprised about, it is refreshing to run in the park. I am using the Endomondo app to track my running. This is also my way to prepare for the half marathon in March. This week is the first week of Body revolution Round 2. I have upped my weights this time and each workout kicks ass and leaves sore muscles. I have also added some extra Abs workout ( Ab ripper X) on every alternate day because that’s the area that needs most working out on.
That’s about the workouts, apart from that career wise I have plan to be a cost accountant so have enrolled for ICWA . It involves delving into a subject I am completely clueless about, Accounts, but what’s life without challenges. Also I have a little proving to do to myself  and hubby dearest that I still have it in me to score well in any game be it life or studies.
On a different note we celebrated Princess’s first birthday on the 22nd of this month. We dint want to have a huge party because, one kids are cranky in a crowd and second I wanted princess to be happy on her first birthday. So it was just hubby, my parents, our close friends and me for a small Pooja at home.  It was nice and princess was super happy messing around with the cake. Time flies and every time I look at my daughter I wonder she is already one, the next I know we will be shopping around for prom dresses. They grow so fast, especially daughters, it’s a little scary at times. A year of being a mom has been wonderful and princess you make my world complete.
This blog has been a little longish but I just wanted to bring you all up to speed . You will so more of me in the coming days

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Quitting Body Revolution

For all those who have read my blog are aware of my journey to fitness and body revolution. There are 2 main reasons that I want to quit
  1. In all honesty I haven't given it my 100% with loads of cheats in following the routine. I did mention in the previous blogs that this will be my first go around at it and I plan to have a second round of body revolution . However it still is a shoddy job
  2. I have a vacation planned and wouldn't be able to do this because I wont have the equipments. And with so many breaks in the schedule it just doesnt feel right.

I know I should complete it since I have completed two Phases and this was the last leg of the race, but its about doing it in 90 days and not at your own pace. I will be at it once the vacation is over and I have my routine set again.

Does this mean no workouts...... obviously no..... I plan to add workouts from P90X , Body revolution, Brazil Butt Lift and Hip Hop Abs all during this time and also during my vacation.
You will see a lot more of me when I am on my vacation because of the time in hand and no work.
Does any one have any ideas on some workouts that require  no equipments to do during my vacation???????
Oh I haven't received a single comment on my blog so anyone out there reading this please leave one just for motivation sake

Friday, 19 October 2012

Body Revolution Week 9 and Kerala

 I set the alarm at 6:00am but turned it off and slept because I thought I should rest when I have the time in hand. I head back home tomorrow so this will end my time away from all home responsibilities. That does not mean I skipped my workouts, come evening and I attacked it with venegance. Today was Cardio3 from BR and Yoga X from P90X.
Cardio 3 is viscious with so many diffrent moves all 20 seconds long but you go through them 3 times. So here's a low down on all the moves
  1. Windmills
  2. Jumping front kicks
  3. fast feet
  4. Knee Thrusts
  5. Double under Ropes
  6. High Kicks
  7. Plank Mogos
  8. Rockstar Jumps
  9. Squat Jumps
  10. Jumping Lunges
  11. Squat Jacks
  12. High Knees drop downs
  13. Long Jumb 2 back
  14. Standing Mountain Climbers
  15. High Knees with rotation
  16. cannonball jumps
  17. Running pose one leg thrusts
  18. Crab Kicks
  19. Zig Zag Jumps
  20. Jumping Planks
  21. down dog thrusters
  22. Single leg Cross Hops
  23. Side Plank Burpees
  24. Plank punches
WOW... Thats a mouthfull ...... and kicks you butt in 30 minutes.  But if you though that was tough you should certainly try Yoga X. Its 90 minutes of yoga moves that make you sweat like crazy even with the slow pace. I wish I had a HRM to track how many calories I burnt doing all the diffrent moves.
 If you have an aversion to yoga because you think it doesnt challenge you, please try YogaX. It will shift you paradigm.

So thats about it I need to get to bed cause tomorrow is early morning to complete two workouts cause I will be at the airport in the evening.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Body Revolution Week 9 and Kerala

the second day in kerala was beautiful, Iwas rested because I slept with no waking up in the middle of night to feed the baby. However I still miss my princess like crazy so I dont care if I wake up a hundred times as long as I can wake up to see her beutiful face.
Back to the workouts, I did some cardio in the morning in the Hotels gym, Treadmill mostly at Speed Intervals and evening was Workout10 and Ab ripper X. Body revolution is challenging , cause just when you think you mastered the move you move onto something tougher. Its keeps you working every single week...Jillian I love you for being a tough task master. Now about AB RIPPERX, it surely needs the all caps...339 insane total reps  with 11 moves. Its crazy but I love it, it works the core and its all on the floor. And I am sore after it cause I did it yesterday. I know I shouldnt be doing this everyday but I want the ripped core so I will follow it atleast 3 times a week.

The diet is controlled,
Breakfast: Oats ,  Small glass of Pineapple juice and plain omlette with a cup of coffee
Lunch : 2 chapatis with Vegetable curry
Snack: Veg Sandwich
Dinner: Garden Fresh Green Salad  and Vegetables noodle soup

It was a good day, cause I was teaching the 7 Habits of highly effective class. I love teaching and it works my legs cause I am on my feet the whole time. But being the manager gives me little opportunities to teach, most of the strategizing and planning is done at the desk or in conference rooms.
I ceratinly need to schedule more classroom time in the month. Lets hope its possible.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Body Revolution and Gods Own Country----Kerala

I know I have been AOL for some time, well I am not going to get to the different excuses. Moral of the story I have been away from workouts and eating stuff I should clearly stay away from, but today I ended it.

That out of the way, lets talk about Kerala, today I landed in Kochi the coastal city to a pleasantly nice weather .This is a work related trip and my first time away from princess for full four days. I miss her like crazy, it was like my  someone squeezed my heart when I kissed her and said bye today morning.
Now I know why mom gets all teary eyed every time I leave home.
I want vent all those emotions in my workout so I completed Workout 9 from BR and AB RipperX from P90X today.I will give a low down on  Workout 9 ,10 and cardio 3 on Friday.
 These four days I want to eat clean and workout like crazy. The only hitch is the hotel room has a very tiny space, but it also has a gym so I will add in some cardio every morning other than the workouts. I also want to do a detox diet this week , how much of that is possible is still a question with the hotel food.

This round of Body revolution hasn't been great and its going to get worse next month because I will be on vacation for 19 days . We are travelling to meet my hubby's parents, so limited workouts and eating will certainly be out of whack. At the pace that I am going I don't think I will be able to wear my dream dress on the 22nd of Dec (princess's b'day).  Lets hope this time away from home I can loose some of those inches.

When I am back from the vacation that is the 19th of November, I will start Brazil Butt lift for 35 days because that's all the time I have till Dec 22. And beginning of next year will BR Round 2 and Ripped in 30 combo. That should help me do away with the those stubborn Muffin tops.

This time away is also my time to do some soul searching and getting centred on my goals for life.Lets hope all of this happens this week. This certainly is a longisg post but you will see some long posts in the next few days .

Monday, 8 October 2012

Body Revolution Week 8

Finally Phase 2 is done, this week. It was a tough phase with some equally tough moves in workout 7 and 8.
But it gave me strenght to do stuff that I thought I would never be able to do. That includes planks and pushups. I also increased my weights during this phase.
Week 8 is special becuase I followed the schedule to the T by working out Mon-sat and also adding one extra workout every single day  from the Brazil Butt lift series.
This post is gonna be short because I have unwell baby to take care off, princess is down with fever . It is heart wrenching to see her suffer.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 7 Day 43 & 44

This week is great and there are lots of things to celebrate but first let me get to the workouts and then celebration.
Week 7 has Workout 7 and Workout 8, Jillian says that these workouts get tougher progressively and boy are they tough. Workout 7 will grind you to paste and then do it again. It has some really tough moves and after a long time I felt sore the next day. It has all kind of push-ups  and planks that work those shoulders and triceps. To top it are the super sets and crazy cardio intervals. Workout 8 is a little easier compared to 7 but  it  will still make you want divine intervention
So like I mentioned earlier this week has started of well  one reson is that I could fit into one of my pre pregnancy pants which I couldnt get past my thighs sometime in July. Another is I could fit into my favourite capris also pre pregnancy and wore it to go out with hubby dearest. I did my happy dance and was jumping all around the place .  But the best was hubby dearest showering with compliments of how far I have come on my weight loss journey . He was so pepped up that he was motivating me on Monday when I was hulfing and puffing during the workout. I love him....he so wants me to achieve my goal
  I have crossed the mid way point in Body Revolution and though there is still a long way to go a lot of things have improved, be it my balance or stamina. The small wins are being able to wear stuff that I never thought I could fit into. I know this will be better if I dont deviate from my diet and drink water. But I am getting there, it is one habit at a time.
Oh and my new weights arrived so I have gone heavier on most moves, and they make a huge difference.
Over the course of time I have realized that I am not bothered if the scale doesnt move as long as I look better read 6 pack abs and can fit into my pre pregnancy clothes.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 6 Day 36,37,38,39, 40,41,42

Week 6 was my second go around at the workout 5 and 6 and cardio 2. Workout 5 is tough , especially with pushups and side planks. I think I need to do some extra pushups everyday to get it right because the next weeks will be tough with some weird pushups in workout 7 and 8.
The week  statrted on Tuesday rather than a Monday so there wont be a rest day on sunday
I don't want to to do modified ones, so I need to get extra pushups, planks and side planks to my workout everyday
I am still waiting for the dumbbells that I ordered so guess I only get to add them from Week 7.
Something that I still haven't got a hang of is the meal planning and water intake. Its funny that I was able to have control when I worked out before my pregnancy so much that I reached my desired weight within 3 months. Most of this I account to laziness because taking care of the baby hasn't taken a toll on me. My mom is staying with us till princess turns one and she takes care of her all the time, so I cant blame the little one for my procrastination and indiscplined life style.
There are so many things that I need to fix in my lifestyle, and I am not trying hard and that explains the all the results. A lot of times I feel like a huge couch potato becuase I am glued to the telly as soon as I am back from work.
The two big words staring at me are ORGANIZE and SELF DISCIPLINE.  The only thing that looks in place is Exercise.
So this weekend I plan to work on a collage for my Personal Mission statement and goal setting. Hopefully it brings the change that I plan.
Also what you will see are some posts on my lifestyle change other than the daily food and workout updates.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 5 Day 32, 33, 34

Week 5 was a little Blah because of the low weight dumbbells. But Week 6 onwards is going to be awsome as I have ordered new weights from ebay, cant weight for them for them to arrive.
The second go around at workout 5 and 6 and Cardio 2 was so much better than the first time. I completed the reps, cheated a little ...maybe 3 second breaks between some of the sets. Overall they werent that bad , only if I had heavier weights it would have been just perfect.
Food wise I did make mistakes and that made the week worse but I am back on track. Tommorow is Thoughtful Tuesday so there are gonna be some thoughtfull choices in food .

Friday, 14 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 5 Day 31

Wednesday was supposed to be Day 31 , the cold got worse and so I skipped the workout totally and got some needed rest. So Cardio 2 happened on Thursday. Wow this workout will have you huffing and puffing right from the word go.

It has 3 circuits with each one consists of jump ropes, butt kicks, high knees, alternating knee thrusts, jumping jacks, fast feet, skaters, skiers, cleahops, cross jacks, upper cuts, towel runs, hooks and burpees . All the moves are done in the previous phase but not to together though, which makes it tough or should I say makes you feel like you want to die.

 I realised that Phase 2 is way tougher than Phase 1 , lets see if I have the same opinion next week when it which will be my second go at Workout 5 and 6 and Cardio 2.  Another thing that I am worried about is not feeling sore after the workouts. And this is probably due to the weights that I use, so I have gone ahead and ordered some new heavier ones. I hope they arrive by the beginning of next week so I can use them for my workouts second time around.
I havent done brazill butt lift this week because of the flu , that will be back next week. So more to come on PM workouts.
What I also need to do is sleep on time so that I can be up early . I spend a lot of time  watching , Indian soaps and that ceratinly has to stop or else this wont work. What I also wanted to do was get a hang at planning my meals well without having to eat out during lunch. Now that the workouts are happening without breaks the focus is gonna be food and nutrition.
The solution to both these issues is waking up on time, which has to happen wheather I want to sleep in or not.  To keep me on track I will blog my journey about waking up on time, planning and cooking meals and getting organised. I have spent far to much time being lazy and disorganised.
Todays post has got way too long so see you guys and enjoy your day

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Body revolution week 5 Day 30

I wasn't supposed to post until the end of this week,but what the hell I will try to do daily updates when ever I can
So today is one of those days. I had my first go at workout 6 today and unlike 5 I managed to complete it with just one cheat. Well you would think that it was easier than yesterday, but no, Jillian managed to kick my butt again. I don't want to give up so ploughed through it although I felt like I was dying. To make matters worse, I have a full blown cold or flu as you call it. In the end it all felt good to have completed it.
It's  true that you don't know that you had it in the whole time  till you have pushed your limits. I did that today and it felt great.
On the eating front I try  sticking to the calorie limit,but not entirely clean. Clean eating is a work in progress.
Ok that's it for now, more to come next time

Monday, 10 September 2012

Body revolution week 5 Day29

As you must have noticed I do not have the discipline to write a post everyday. So the posts are done every week. But today has to be an exception,it was the beginning of phase 2 with workout 5, and boy it kicked my ass. It was so tough that i tried it in the morning and stopped midway in the first circuit. I finally did it in the evening and could only do it till the first time of the fourth circuit. It was bad and I felt dizzy so stopped and did the cool down.
Supersets are tough may be I will be able to complete the next time.
Part of the problem is also that I have a bad throat, hope it doesn't get worse.
That's all for now. I will update the post end of this week


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 4 revisited and Brazil Buttlift Week 1

Wow. this finally marks the end of phase 1 and start of the amazing Phase 2 with new cardio moves. As you all know that I repeated Week 4 because of my poor performance last week.
As I knew I wouldn't be visiting these workouts again in the schedule I really put in all the effort and boy did I feel I worked out.I did all the tough ones without cheating including the squirms, planks and all the other.
When I did the Cardio 1 for the last time I gave it my all, ran longer suicides and did the tougher versions of all the moves. I wanted to do it cause I knew I was not gonna come back to it again in the 90 days

The only one that I didn't do properly was the crescent in workout 3. Something that I noticed this week was if you don't give your 100% in the different exercises you would feel its all easy breezy. The past weeks I wasn't trying hard so BR felt too easy and not much of a workout. Also proper form makes a huge difference in working the right muscles.
Things that haven't improved yet are the balance and the planks. Guess it will improve over the course.

That's about Body Revolution now onto my PM workout Brazill Buttlift. This marked the first week of the schedule. I ma following the Classic Solution  Schedule because I couldn't figure out my butt type. It just feels a little like all. So here is the Schedule for Week 1 and 2

I love the cardio axe but the other workouts are tougher.. Bum Bum really hurts my knee with all the squatting and lunging and but I still did it. What I dint like was sculpt, it was way too long and very slow for my taste. But I am gonna keep at it and see if the sagging bulging things at the back change to round and tight bum bums.
Oh Brazil butt lift also has some really tough moves like the mermaid and the planks. Yes I know planks have become my Achilles heel. Need to do something about it.
So that's about Brazil Buttlift.

On the food  now , this week was totally fine except for Thursday night due the surprise party that I planned for my hubby dearest. I had 2 pieces of yummy French vanilla cake and biryani ( they are my weakness).
Rest I have been  totally in my calorie limits if not lower( I know that's bad because body going into starvation mode). Meals are certainly a project that is work ongoing. I will get there by next  week . It is a promise I made to myself.

The week ended on a happy note cause hubby dearest took me out shopping and bought me some lovely footwear (6 to be exact). They are lovely, cant wait to wear them. So the weekend also gave me huge opportunities to burn more calories by doing all the walking.

When I started this journey I mentioned about my goals , what I dint mention is about the outfit that I want to wear at my daughters first birthday. Hubby dearest bought me this one a year and a half ago. I wanted to wear it then but I got pregnant so it was lying in the wardrobe all this while. When I started weight loss journey I decided that wearing this would be my milestone and reward. SO here is a picture of the outfit. Its designed by a famous Indian designer Archanna Kochar.

So you see this requires a fab figure , and that I will achieve it

Monday, 3 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 4

This should have marked the end of BR  Week 4 and Phase 1 but it was a complete mess up. So I plan to extend week 4 to next week and complete Phase 1 properly. Though I have to admit that it started well with me completing  Workout 3 and Workout 4 with the added Brazil Butt lift workouts Bum Bum, High and tight and Cardio Axe as the Pm wortkout. Howeevr somewhere along the week it all fell apart.
This included the food. First it was the biryani and then it was all the sweets. I f I keep at it I am gonna eat my way through all the hardwork that I put in the workouts. There needs to be a little more discipline. This week is also gonna be difficult on the diet with huby dearest B'day and so the entire weekend of partying and eating out.
I will still try to keep control. Also what I need to do is be more regular with my food diary on myfitnesspal
The end goal is way bigger then all these small comfort food pleasures. THere was a reassurance on that when I went out shopping for my husband and saw all these lovely clothes that I wanted to wear.
The lovely clothes and shoes had me drooling and for that I can give up all the chocolate cakes and biryanis in the world. I have heard that Bibasha Basu ( bollywood actress ) has given up eating white rice ( which apprantely her favourite food ) completely except  for her birthday. Wow that kind of dedication is what I need and surely I can get a hot body like hers.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Compliments and Motivation

I mentioned in my last blog about all the compliments I have been receiving but what really bought happy tears was hubby dearest telling me l how beautiful I looked when I wore the saree to work the other day. Well one would say what's big deal however coming from  him it is great. He is always short on compliments. Its I would say  a rather rare affair.
So getting back to compliments all these lovely words is just wanting me to go at it harder.
this is the best motivation, no scales no measuring tapes just plain words.
on a different note I haven't been regular with blogs but I still am working on the discipline of working out, blogging and work both at home and office. Its a tough task to get over the comfort zone.......or lazy zone.however I am  and not whining about being lazy, just doing the things and starting from where I stopped even when I miss out on something. Dedication is the key word and success will follow even if it is late. I have stopped holding myself against the scale. This journey will be about finding myself back amidst all the chaos around me.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Body Revolution Week 3 part 2

This week had its ups and downs... was it equal maybe. So lets talk of the downs first :(
I took 2 days off instead of one so finished the week today i.e Monday instead of a Saturday.  So did the Cardio 1 today. Another one is the donuts that I had on Saturday.
And Now for the Ups :)
I completed all the workouts and added the Brazil Butt Lift Workouts as my PM workouts. And now for the big one. Saturday night  was party at a friends place , the moment I walked in  all my friends were like wow...what have you been doing, you really look so slim and fit. :) I was amazed because the scale hasn't moved but everyone were in awe of how different I looked in just a month. I met them last month on my birthday so it hasn't been long.
Preservance and hard work pays, and I can see it working. My clothes fit better and the muffin tops look a little less menacing ...... its still there.......sigh.So I am gonna keep at it, no matter what. Hubby dearest is appreciative and supportive as he sees all the work that I put in everyday. All in all it was an awesome week.
Back to the workouts,  Body Revolution Workout 3 and 4 are getting easy, Cardio 1 still beats my ass because of the running man. Food wise all was well except for the donut on Saturday, but I danced like crazy so I burnt a ton of calories .
Today marked the begining of my Brazil Butt lift schedule as well. More on that in the next post. Got to catch some sleep becasuse need to get to work early. So sleep tight and keep at it.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Body Revolution Week 3

So as planned I  added the Am workout which is Cardio Axe from Brazil butt lift. The verdict is I love it. I love the fact that I was sweating like a pig at the end and still smiling because it was fun. A lot of the steps were tough to follow so it certainly isnt for people with two left feet. I pride myself to be a good dancer and I fumbled quite a bit.............. wow .
I planned to follow the Slim and shape  workout schedule of the Brazil butt lift but I so tempte to do the cardio Axe that I skipped the other workouts. So the Brazil Butt lift schedule will begin from Monday the 28th of August. Untill then it is going to be some random workouts from the brazil butt lift, knowing me , I am sure it will be cardio axe.
I am completing this blog while at work so a quick low down on the week so far.
Tuesday was Day1 of Week 3 with Workout 3. I managed to complete most of the exercises . The tough ones were the pushups and cresecent
Wednesday was Workout 4 most of the excercises were similar to the earlier JM videos so that wasnt all that tough exception was the walking plank.I fumbled a lot with the moves because I didnt know what was the next move
The food was pretty much the same and no sins this week.  This is first part of Week3 the rest I will add once I complete it. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Body Revolution Week 2

So last week was crazy with Independence Day and work schedules. I did manage to complete the workouts last week but the results our zilch..... Wow.... nothing to show, no inches , no pounds.
The diet was as usually completely off track with sweets and eating out. It just makes me want to wring myself.
A lot of the no result also accounts for  Workout 1 and Workout 2 being easy even with weights. Cardio 1 is also no sweat except for the suicides and running man . Guess I need to up my workout. I plan to add the Brazil Butt Lift to my schedule so I have 2 workouts, AM and PM

I feel so guilty especially since I see in all the blogs that I read the ladies maintain their schedules and diet even with a tough schedule. This so not done and I seriously need to stop giving excuses. the silver lining in the cloud is that I have worked out.

Also last week I finally got my blood work done and the result is that I have Hypothyroidism. This was first detected when I was pregnant but the doctors thought that it was gestational and not permanent. So I discontinued my medication after my daughters birth . But the truth of the matter is that this is going to be lifelong fight. I hate the idea of waking up to a pill everyday.
The journey of loosing weight just got tougher, but if Jillian can look a million bucks with hypothyroidism so can I

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Body Revolution Day 6

This marks the end of week 1, just 12 more weeks to go. Though I did change the rest day to Saturday and completed the Cardio 1 on Sunday (Today). Today was also the result day for week 1.

Saturday was rest day but I did a bunch of house work, sweeping, mopping, shopping taking care of princess. It surely felt like a workout in itself. It was also pampering day, I got my much needed   "me time" with manicure, pedicure and a facial and a lovely back massage. It felt heavenly and I love my painted nails.

Before I give the result, let me give you a feedback on today's workout. Cardio 1 still kicks ass,its not the entire workout but the "running man" and "suicides", they certainly get me thinking whether I should run through the TV screen and Kick JM. I hate her, kidding.......... she surely wants my body to change , a tough task master.
  My diet yesterday was again a little way off because of the dinner out with family. Today I stayed within the calorie limit. I know I havent been recording the diet though, will do it from tomorrow.
So the results

 Starting Week1
Weight 154.3152.1
Waist 37.537
Total Inchloss 5 inches/ 2.1lb

I know it  is'nt much but a lot of that is becuase of the diet. I need to keep a little more control.
I will , the plan this week will be to keep that under 1300 calorie.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Body Revolution Day 4& Day 5

Today was day 5 but I haven't been able to update the blog for day 4 as well. So this the update for both the days. Day 4 was workout 1 and day 5 is workout 2.
I am damn proud of myself that I did both without any cheats or breaks. It felt good.the pushups are still difficult however completed  week I will do most of the difficult options of most of the exercises. Also the weights seem a little low so have to pickup some heavier ones.
As for the diet ,I have been a bad girl. I had to make some halwa for janmashtmi so polished off an entire small bowl of it last night
To top that I had my Indian Chai today so have been cheating on that. So does that mean  I will not see any results in week 1. Hopefully not, I certainly could do with some motivation.
Next week I also plan to add cardio as pm workout but not necessarily body revolution cardio. Though it still kicks my ass. We will have to wait and watch what I will end up adding.
How many times have you planned something and it hasn't worked.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Body Revolution Day3

I have been updating the Body revolution post every afternoon for the previous day so when it is Day 3 post I am already in Day 4 . I am dog tired by the end of the day to update the blogs. So when I take a break at work during lunch I update the blog.
Yesterday( Day3) was Cardio 1 again and except for the "Running Man" I did all of the whole thing without cheating. It seemed a lot better from the preivious day even the "Suicides". The headache  was gone yesterday So i think they are there because of a combination of lack of sleep, no tea and no sugar although there was little bit of sugar in the yogurt.

The food  was fine
Breakfast: 1 cup mango yogurt
Lunch: 1 roti with mutter( peas) curry and 2 tbspns Kichdi( a mix of rice, dal and vegetables cooked in indian spices)
Dinner : 3 roti's ( Indian flat bread) with beans sabzi( stir fried with indian spices)
Snack : 4 peices of wheat crackers and a protein shake.

Hubby dearest works late hours so by the time he is home I am ususally done with dinner. His usual meal is Kichdi with some veggies. Yesterday  after he had dinner  he had some kichdi left. I ususall cook just the same portions everyday but he had 1 roti so  he was full. So he asks me not to throw it away and just have that little that was left over. I refused flat, which I usually dont. I dint touch it .
I know its not nice wasting food but having that extra bit wouldnt do anyone a favour . So I resisted the temptation and it felt good .
Have you resisted eating leftovers from your childs plate or hubbys because you hate wasting food?

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Body Revolution Day2

The day started with me waking up late......again.... rushing to work for a meeting that dint happen. So the AM workout dint happen. The entire day at work I had a really bad headache, guess the no caefine no sugar was causing it. Worse was the sore muscles, my entire body ached from the previous days workout.I though it was easy but the aches and pains made me realize that it had really was a killer. Thanks JM.

At the end of the day I managed to do the PM workout 2 which is  back, glutes,biceps, core and hamstrings. I wasnt struggling with any of the workouts but sweating a lot. Guess that means it really worked. I wanted to continue the Cardio1 but the headache just got worse after the workout so dint do it

Thats about the  the workout. As for the diet, I am not following the diet plan. I keep my calorie count between 1200 to 1300 so that should work I suppose.
Breakfast: muesili with apple and milk
Lunch: 2 rotis and 1 tbspn rice, 1 tbspn dal, and 2 cubes of paneer
Dinner: 3 roti's and cabbage sabzi.
Snack: 4 Wheat crackers 

Thats it for the day. Hope you are digging in deep to keep exercising no matter what.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Body Revolution Begins Day 1

Finally I woke today( as usuasl late... due to lack of sleep...with waking babies) to the usual excuses but I shut that voice in my head and poped the DVD and began my body revolution  Workout 1  AM. What topped it was I came back from work though tired did the Cardio1, the PM workout. Well that surely kicked my ass. The morning workout seemed a little to easy, guess it is from doing all the JM workouts. The only exception is the raised kicks and oblique crunches... my banlance is completely off
 I have decided not to follow the diet because I am still breastfeeding my princess, though I will be  eleminating sugar and fried stuff. The calorie count is around 1200 calorie

This was my Diet
Breakfast: Protein Shake and 1 dosa
Lunch: 2 tandoori roti and chicken curry
Snack: 2 plum
Dinner: grilled Tofu , half sliced cucumber and 1 kiwi.
I am happy that I  did it, but hubby dearest was nasty and demotivating. Hekept making snide remarks like"will you lose weight if you exercise once a year". I was so pissed with him that I wanted to hurl those weights at him. I have promised myself to prove everyone wrong.. even that voice in me that tells me to take it easy and forget about exercising.
Have you had any loved one be demotivating?

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Excuses and More Excuses

I have been trying to get back to the exercise regime but there isn’t a dearth of excuses for not working out and eating garbage
·         I slept late so need to catch up on sleep.
·         Well it’s Wednesday and one shouldn’t start the workout mid-week.
·         How will I track the workout, it’s easy if I start on 1st of the month.
·         If I don’t rest the workout will not be effective.
·         Today I will plan and begin tomorrow.
·         It’s too late in the evening.
·         I will have that samosa today because I am on diet from tomorrow.
·         It won’t hurt to have one slice of the cake.
·         Oh come on I haven’t put on any weight.
And on and on  I can go. This has to stop……………..

Monday, 23 July 2012

Crying Baby means no exercise

My Little girl has been ill the whole of last week. To add to that she had a crying fit last night from 11:00pm to 2:00am so woke up late today. I feel extremely tired and to top it is the guiltiness that my workout plans have been stalled for all these days. What do i do? A divine intervention is required.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Exercise ------- not happening

A sick baby, a birthday week, laziness, crazy work schedule and boredom . This would sum up all the reasons for me breaking my exercise routine and my shedule for past 10 days.

10th of July was the lastday that I worked-out, today is the 19th and I havent yet got back to exercising.
So I decide that I needed a fresh start, and the answer was Jillian Micahels body revolution.  I know jumping from one plan to another is not going to help me get fit. But I was truly bored of the 30 day slimdown plan.
 Last friday was also the begining of the rainy season, exciting but makes one want to be cozy in bed, sleep that extra hour or dig into fried stuff with strong coffees.
Driving in the rain...absolutely love it

The only silver lining in this is that diet plan of 1200- 1300 calories was followed except for saturday (birthday-------digging into that lovely chocolate cake and that sumptous biryani).
Tandori Shrimp with Mint Chutney

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Day 8 --30 Day shred Level 1

Jillian michaels pep talk is certainly got annoying today. About the workout, I completed all of it and followed Natalie except for the pushups did the easier version. The food journal on fitness pal helps as I am trying to keep my calorie to 1200 -1300. Hopefully I see some results.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Diet--- Intersting dinner

Most people think that healthy food doesnt taste good. I dont agree, here is one that tried out for dinner
This is a  Masala roti with fresh cut vegies and low fat curd
Servings  4
1 cup  Jowar Flour (Sorghum flour)
1 cup Wheat flour
1 tspn besan
2 tspn Jeera
1 tspn Ajwain
1 tspn Chilli powder / 1 finely chopped green chilli
1 tspn turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1.       In a bowl add all ingredients
2.       Add boiling water and knead it into smooth dough
3.       Set the dough aside for 10 minutes
4.       Divide the dough into small balls
5.       Dip one ball into the Wheat  flour to coat and roll it out into a thin disc. Keep dipping the roti into the dry flour to prevent it from sticking to the rolling surface.
6.       Shake or rub off excess flour from the rotli and place it onto the hot tawa.
7.       Flip to the other side once you see bubbles appear on the surface. Allow it to cook for 10-15 seconds.
Serve with fresh salad and Low Fat curd

1st week of 30 Day Slimdown

I havent been regular with updates so here is a quick lowdown  on the exercise. I did mention about Day 1 & 2 in my earlier post, here is the rest of week 1
Day 3 ------ 4th July
This was the begining of the tough one. No more trouble Zone. Wow Jillian you really plan on killing those zones. I was  huffing and puffing  during the sencond round of the first circuit.I was'nt able to complete  quite a few of the exercises but I ploughed on. I certainly was dead by the end.

Day 4 ---- 5th July
After Day3 this certainly was a cake walk.  the 30 day shred level 1 was a lot easier this time. Did it all and I could surely see my stamina improving.

6th July
I couldnt exercise today because of some important exercises. So this became the rest day and the count will begin

7th July
So I began the mother of all workouts Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. And then hubby dearest wanted me to go out shopping with him. So I stopped mid way, right after circuit 2. Would you call that a workout, I dont think so I decided to repeat the BFBM the next day. Was I looking forward to it no, not at all. Who wants their ass kicked.The day turned out to completely ruin my diet ... deep fried samosas, pani puri so totally not worth it

Day 5 ---8th July
Today I completed BFBM , I am so proud of myself. But the exercise kicked my migrane. Guess I dint drink enough fluids.

Day 6 ----9th July
 Quick Trouble Zone is 1st four circuits of NMTZ. I am so proud of myself that I could complete all the circuits without cheating.  The exercising has become a lot easier .I am still sweting like a pig but no headaches.

 That was the week 1.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Diet--- Some interesting Snacks

The tough part of loosing weight is the Diet and drinking water. I have been trying to find ways to make this interesting. This is what I made to make my evenings interesting

Murmura (Puffed Rice) Snack
 Servings 4

4 cups puffed rice (murmura)
5 to 6 dry red chilli

10 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp sugar and salt to tastee
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

1/2 cup roasted peanuts


  1. Heat oil in a wok(kadhai)
  2. When the Oil is hot add mustard seeds and asafoetida
  3. Then add red chilli and curry(kadhipatta) leaves
  4.  add turmeric powder
  5. Then add sugar and salt and red chilli powder
  6. Add the roasted peanuts
  7. Now add murmura and stir for a minute
  8. Now chatpate murmure are ready to eat
  9. Or store it in air tight container for future use

To add flavour while serving add freshly chopped tomatoes, onions and cilanthro leaves with a dash of lemon.

Day 1 & 2 0f 30 Day slim down

I finally was able to start my workout yesterday. I have stuck to my plan of doing the the 30 Day SlimDown.
The exercise totally kicked my butt. I has panting and grunting through the first circuit. Evertime Jillian said things like "I want you to feel like you're going to die." I felt she was talking to me.
Thats the funny bit because when I did the 30DS last year all of Jillians talk was extremely annoying. Not any more, her talks were motivating. Hopefully it stays that way.
Day 2
All the muscles are sore. Today was another day of 30DS level 1. It got a lot easier today. I still have a long way to go though. I loved it when Jillian said "  I know you fell that little knot in your stomach, that is you getting stronger,that is fear leaving your body"

My Starting  Stats
Weight 154.3
Waist 37.5
Thigh 23.5
Calf 13
Arm 11.5
Bust 36 
Hips 42.5

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Weekend Update

I was suppose to start  the workout today but couldnt. Todays was a genuine reason , Mom wasnt there so I had to take care of the baby the entire day. Will keep you'll updated  about the workout tomorrow.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

The My FitnessPal update

I wanted a way to log my everday diet and fluid intake.While I will update the details here a better place would be My FitnessPal . It lets me log food and water consumption .
This the report for 28th June

the biggest loser club

I mentioned about the group of collegues that I have roped for a biggest loser challenge. We finally created  a group on Facebook for it for daily updates. The plan is to weigh in on Monday. I dread it. My workout plan starts on sunday, I know a lot may think its a bad idea but simplicity sake as Sunday is the 1st of july , it seems fine. It  would make Saturday the rest day, which will be great after a long week of work, home and  workout. I have allowed my self one cheat day in a month.

As for the update on the diet, i have certainly started thinking about things that I put in the mouth . Also there is a tab on waking up to water and the water intake for the day. It is nearly reaching the 1.5 ltre mark. This journey is surely going to be uphill.
Ohh I also have the Ripped in 30 DVD. I was wondering whether I should start with Ripped in 30 or the 30 day slim down plan. Will keep updating if there are a change of plans.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Diet Plan

All weight loss programs fail due to diet. "You cannot keep shoveling the same crap into your mouth every day and expect to loose weight.”  Skinny Bitch.
When I got pregnant I stopped worrying about what I ate worst still I continued doing so after the birth as well. Chocolates, ice-creams, chips, samosas, jalebis you name it and I ate it, all in the name of  pregnancy and child birth. One thing I would request all pregnant women is to watch what you eat while you are pregnant or you will end being the fat mummy that you loath being.
I was size 0 before my wedding (all my life till the age of 30), reached a size 12 after the wedding and stayed there for 2 years, went back to a size 0 (workout, diet ) and stayed there till pregnancy.
The crux is I haven’t it in me to be fit and to eat sensibly. This diet plan was created after reading a lot of diet books. Reading list: Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight and Women and the Weight Loss Tamasha by Rujuta Diwekar, The Four-week Countdown Diet: Now You Choose How You Lose  by Namita Jain, Confessions of a Serial Dieter  by Kalli Purie and whole load of blogs. All these books are by Indian authors so amazing for Indian Food plans and recipes  
Most of this is just things I know I have to do bit don’t do
These are the guidelines for my diet
·         Drink at least 3 liters of water daily.( I have serious issue with following this)
·         Calorie intake should stay between 1200 to 1300 calories
·         Watch what I put in my mouth
·         Wakeup to 1glass of luke warm water with a dash of lime
·         Eat something within 10 minutes of waking up.
·         Never skip breakfast.
·         Eat every 2 Hours
·         Eat home cooked food on most days.
·         Eat my fruit and veggies
·         Limit Intake of sugar to 2 tsps. daily
·         1 Serving = 1 katori = (1/2 cup) =100gms/ 100ml
Diet Plan (1200 calorie)
Wakeup: 1 glass water with a dash of lime
Pre workout meal: 1 small banana (elaichi banana)
Post workout: Protein shake or 2 egg whites
Breakfast: muesli with fruits or 2 idlis with Sambhar (loads of veggies)
Rule : 2 Servings of Cereal (bread ,wheat flakes, poha etc)+1 serving fruit &Vege+ 1 Protein Rich Food.
Mid-Morning Snack:  1 serving Cereal (rava idli/pocorn/khakra or any ) +1cup beverage(herbal tea/buttermilk/)
Lunch: 2 serving cereal( roti, rice,poha, )+ 2 serving fruit and veges+ 1 serving protein(sprouts,curd,white meat--grilled)
Afternoon Snack: 1 serving fruit/nariyal pani
Evening Snack : 1 serving protein rich food(nuts,  curd or 1 dosa or 1 panki or 1chilla)
Dinner: Starter Sip +2 katori nutri bowl+ 2 katori Fibre filler + 1 serving cereal + 1serving  fruit + 1 serving protein rich food.

I know that it seems like a lot and dinner looks heavy but the portions are small. And the serving size is for cooked food not before that ( cereals).The detailed diet will be posted every day along with some easy to do recipes

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

workout procrastination

I certainly wanted to start my exercise regime two days back but haven't begun. Reason,sleep. I wonder if its because I don't get enough sleep or that i have to wake up so many times to feed the baby. Anyways whatever the excuse I have to do it.
I know part of the problem is  laziness and my habit to procrastinate.I surely need to stop it and start working out. I dont think i will be able to do it tomorrow either  cause i have to be at work early.
God the weight keeps piling on I am not doing much about it.
The only light at the end of the tunnel is that I am trying to stick to my diet plan. The next blog is about the diet plan.

Monday, 25 June 2012

My weight loss plan

I need to loose weight and I need to lose it soon. There are couple of reasons I thought that this should be the first place I need to work on in my journey to be yummymummy. But the most important of them all is be healthy and fit so I can take care of my daughter  and be there for her

The goal........
My current weight-------70kgs .( Shocking ......this was my rude awakening today)
Goal weight  in 4months----------- 58kgs
Goal Weight in 6mnths-----------55kgs
I need to also checkin the other stats so I  can track the inch loss.

In my journey to lose weight the biggest hurdle I see is to be able to stick to the plan. No matter how motivated one is it always easy to slip. To tackle this one I roped in some collegues at work on a biggest loser challenge to help me stay on track .  More on the biggest loser challenge in the coming weeks. A challenge like this helps me stay on track and the incentive is amazing. 

So what is the plan., two things diet and exercise.
Workout plan
First 30 Days---Jillian Michaels  30 Day Slim Down Plan.
This is a rotation workout using 3 of JM's workout dvd 30Day Shred, No More Trouble Zones, and Burn Fat/Boost Metablosim.  Here is what the program looks like

DAY 7 - OFF!
DAY 14 - OFF!
DAY 18 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 1 & 2
DAY 21 - OFF!
DAY 22 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEVEL 2 & 1
DAY 26 - OFF!
Next 30 days -- Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30
DVD Ripped in 30 is a comprehensive 30-day diet and exercise plan designed to get you in the best shape of your life! Ripped in 30 is comprised of four 24-minute workouts based on Jillian's best-selling body shredding 3-2-1 interval system: 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs.

Next 90 days - P90X( This is gonna be the killer)
P90X is a revolutionary system of 12 highly intense workouts, designed to transform  body. * Chest and Back * Plyometrics * Shoulders and Arms * Yoga X * Legs and Back * Kenpo X * X Stretch * Core Synergistics * Chest, Shoulders and Triceps * Back and Biceps * Ab Ripper X * Cardio X . It also conatins a comprehensive 3-phase nutrition plan, specially designed to help lose fat; a detailed fitness guide, packed with valuable fitness information to help you get the most out of your program; and a calendar to set your workout goals, track your progress, and stay motivated.

I will have a check in every day on how well I am following my plan and also a low down on the diet regime.